Urging all the countries to be united to fight terror, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Wednesday said some 'people' were indulging in terrorism to weaken the social fabric of the country and the world. All countries need to unitedly fight against the menace of terrorism, he said during the Bhagwan Mahaveer Janam Kalyanak Mahotsav, organised here by Jain Seva Sanghon the eve of Mahaveer Jayanthi.
"People should propagate and practice peace as it was a prerequisite for progress. Peaceful co-existence is the need of the hour... "We have to either change the way we live or prepare to face the inevitable consequences of our actions," he added. The vice-president also said there was a need to give up reckless exploitation of the abundant resources of nature and exercise restraint in the way people live.
According to him, the life of Bhagwan Mahaveer and the philosophy of Jainism held many crucial lessons for the contemporary world and some of the answers to the serious questions of present times could be found in the philosophy, principles and teachings of Lord Mahaveer. Naidu said Jainism had contributed greatly to the spiritual development of India and helped fortify India's unwavering commitment to the ideals of truth, non-violence and peace.
(With inputs from agencies.)